Artist Statement

I am astonished by the speed and variety of technological developments which accelerate the pace of contemporary society. In response, my sound and video explorations seek sanctuaries; slowing things down for observers and sharing a protected space to rest within, if only for a few moments. I believe there are transformative, healing qualities in closer interactions with seemingly mundane things.

 

The limitless manifestations that are observed through the improvisational creation and performance of electronic audiovisual materials drive me to seek collaborative interactions between compositional systems, machines, and myself. In holding space to facilitate an emergence of indeterminate phenomenon through analog synthesis, feedback systems, and field recordings, I combine elements from multiple sources to celebrate shapes, patterns, and spaces.

I hold BAs in Art and English from Andrews University, and am currently enrolled in the Electronic Integrated Arts MFA at Alfred University. I was an artist in residency in 2017 at Signal Culture in Owego New York and in 2015 at Sachaqa Centro De ARTE, San Roque Peru. My visual works, and live electronic improvisational performances, have been featured across Peru, at The MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, and throughout the Midwest of America.

© 2020 by Leslie Rollins.